ALL PXT CLASSES MEET OR EXCEED N.F.P.A. STANDARDS ASSOCIATED WITH AUTO/TECHNICAL HEAVY EXTRICATION
Mike W., GC2 GMT, CCI Industrial Services
Basic Fundamentals of Extrication to include terminology, tool knowledge and use through classroom which may include hands-on training as well emphasizing consistent extrication terminology and philosophy.
The Basic Vehicle Extrication course is geared towards people new to the fire as well as those that have extrication experience. The course is a slightly scaled down version of our extremely popular PXT-201 course. The difference being a slightly larger student to instructor ratio as well as PXT using your departments tools, equipment while supplementing with PXT’s as needed. This course has a limited amount of classroom time focusing mainly on hands-on (typical of ALL PXT courses).
PXT 201- Basic Auto Extrication Course, Day 1
Day one of our most popular 8 hour courses which include a short classroom session followed by an all hands on introduction to modern auto extrication practices using e-Draulic, hydraulic, and hand tools such as First Responder Jack and Ajax Extrication Tomahawk.
PXT 202 - Advanced Extrication Course, Day 2
Day two of our Advanced Auto Extrication is an all hands on course utilizing air bags, e-Draulic, hydraulic, pneumatic, and hand tools. The focus is on advanced stabilization & lifting to free entrapped victims in simulated accident scenarios.
PXT 301- Technical Heavy Extrication Course, 2 Day
This 16 hour course requires prior completion of our advanced extrication training or training from a recognized training provider as well as an RS-I or equivalent course completion.
Teams of students led by a student team leader will attack and mitigate complex and heavy extrication scenarios. This scenario based course is designed for advanced students and will challenge them with problems that are difficult to replicate at their home training facilities. Students can expect to see scenarios involving large mass transit vehicles, cable guard rail systems, vehicles on sloping terrain, vehicles into collapsed structures, collapsed freeway props, vehicles wrapped around poles, and machinery entrapment.
Due to the ever-changing technologies in the automotive field, Hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles have become common place on our roads. These pose new risks and require new approach procedures for Firefighters and first responders. To respond to this need, PXT now offers PXT401. PXT has designed a Hybrid response guide (HRG) and an in-depth training course to provide Firefighters and first responders with the up-to-date information they need to safely work with all types of vehicle incidents.
The up-to-date training course provided by PXT offers an on-site Hybrid/New Technology course geared toward first responders / firefighters.
This course covers Command and Control aspects of the overall scene and extrication. Its practical application is designed for firefighters to battalion chiefs. Course also covers interior stabilization as well as patient care and removal.
PXT 601 (4) Hour Course:
This course is our FDIC format with an introduction to “Hand Tools Only” Auto Extrication Course. The students will learn the art of extrication using only hand tools with heavy emphasis on The First Responder Jack, Reciprocating Saws, Air Chisels and other basic hand tools. Here the students will cover the basics listed above as well as advanced techniques in auto extrication in the following categories: Advanced Stabilization using simple Hand Tools, Advanced Cribbing Techniques, Patient Removal, Car on its side procedures, Car upside down procedures and several advanced auto extrication techniques.
The course will cover the following using a passenger vehicle on its wheels:
For all classes, PXT can provide all necessary tools and equipment or provide instructors who will utilize your department's / company's tools and equipment.
PXT takes July & August off to be with our families. We are currently booking Fall & Winter classes for this year. Consider using training funds for some great Extrication Training. Contact PXT Lead Instructor Jeff Pugh who will assist you with organizing training for your department as well as mutual aid departments.
Hurry as our training calendar fills quickly!
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